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ESTABLISHED 1832. NEWARK, N. j„ SATURDAY, APRIL 3. 1909.—14 PAGES. SHOWERS TONIGHT; SUNDAY PARTLY CLOUDY.
Militia General Explains
Why He Is Fighting
acting on my right
AS CITIZEN, HE SAYS
Merely a Question of Constitu*
tionality of Law , Officer
FOR COLONEL HINE
Rumored That Governor Might
Order Arrest of the
Brigadier-General Edward A. Camp
bell, who is trying to overthrow by
civil action the orders of .Governor
Fort as commander-in-chief of the New
Jersey National Guard to have Colonel
Edwin W. J-Ifne assume the brigadier’s
* command, defined his position today
to a STAft reporter in regard to the
question of civil over military author
At present Colonel Mine is restrained
by the Supreme Court from carrying
out. the Governor’s order, and General
P. Farmer Warmer, who transmitted
• hem. is restrained from seeing that
•hay are enforced. Assistant Attorney
Genera! Nelson B. GasklU. w ho handled
the case for the State, was alro served
"I do not question the authority of
the Governor an rommander-in-chiof,”
General Campbell said. “But. any cltl
; en of the State has a right to take
his case into court and get a decision.
It Is simply a question of tho consti
tutionality of tho Vredenburgh bill
retiring commissioned officers at the
age of 64 years. If the bill Is con
'stlfutional the orders will have to be
obeyed. If It is not I have a privilege
of protecting my own interests.
Good Friend of Hine.
“As to Colonel Hine, ho is a warm
personal friend of mine. T shall let
this make no difference as far as I am
“I cannot, talk further about this
thing. If it were not that my own In
terests were at stake I eomd say more
about it, but as it is 1 have nothing
more to say. I have been greatly mis
understood ad II is.”
The writs, tor which an order was
signed yesterday by Chief Justice Gum
mere, restraining Colonel Hine and
General Wanser, were delivered by
General Campbell himself There was
no dlscusslofl of tile subject between
Campbell and Colonel Hine.
”1 am between the devil and the deep
sea.” said Colonel Hine today. “If I
obey the orders of my superior officers
I defy the courts. I am a neutral party,
anyway. T was simply brought into the
suit because I was an officer designated
to take General Campbell’s place. I
shall retain no counsel to light It; It
is not my place.
"I understand that the order is re
turnable on Thursday. I suppose that
an effort will be. made to have it made
permanent, pending the decision of the
constitutionality ot the Vredenburgh
act. There will be an early settlement
of the case, I think. For the good of
the service. I believe the Governor will
ask the court to dispose of the case as
quickly as possible. As It Is now, I
have my quarterly returns all ready,
aiad am not sure what T ought to do
with them. Ordinarily they would go to
Colonel Hine said that should the
Vredenburgh act be sustained by the
court he would have no hesitancy about
assuming the command, even In view
of the present development. It was by
an order from the commander-in-chlef
and therefore not to be questioned.
There la sonio talk, should General
Campbell insist on pressing his suit, of
the Governor ordering his arrest. It Is
within his rights, and part of the mili
tary procedure. The question arises
whether. If the civil power is su
perior to the military. It might not be
extended to restrain the execution of
that order, too. Colonel Hine stated
that he did not know, but believed that
the order would be carried out.
Robert H. McCarter, who is handling
the case of General Campbell, Is of the
opinion that the military authority
would have to yield.
Controlled by Courts.
•We are all controlled by the courts,
you know," he said. "This is a suit to
establish the constitutionality or un,
constitutionality of the Vredenburgh
act. In that ease, we have the right
to take the ordinary modes of proce-1
The entire work of the brigade, as j
far as it concerns this particular com- !
blnatlon of officers, will be tied up un
til a declsion-of some sort is reached,
according to a statement of Colonel
l Henry W. Freeman, of the First Regi- j
V rnent. The case of Captain Charles J. \
% Allen cannot he disposed of, he said, !
because the papers have to go through •
the hands of the head of the First1
* Brigade, who, until the order by the
Governor, was General Campbell. At
present there Is no one occupying that
position and until there is some settle
ment of the controversy the case will
oe held up.
Carat, sure cur<| for rheumatism. I,oak
tor star <««!< «« druggists’ counters.
SIGNIFICANT <>OCOGOCCOCOC I
Friday, March 26th, 1909, the Newark merchants used 97 col
umns of space for advertising in the Newark STAR. Yesterday,
Friday, April 2d, 1909, THEY required 126 columns of space for
their advertisements in the same paper.
with corresponding period of one year ago the result is as follows:
April 10th, 1908 .... 71 Columns
April 2d, 1909 .. 1 26 Columns
increase 55 columns, or approximately 78%.
The above figures tell their own story.
The percentage of increase is without parallel in the history of
< newspaper advertising.
Profitable results to advertisers.
The Very Idea! Her Husband
Hadn’t Washed the Dishes
Did Otto Geiser Catch it ?—Did
He!—Well, the Judge Didn’t
Call Him Handsome.
Wheh it comes to washing other
people’s windows and fixing other
people’s doorbells, Otto Geiser, Janitor
at 68 Court street, is the candy kid;
but when It comes to doing his own
housework, Mj. Otto says Nix!—Just
like that, with a stamp of his foot and
a determined frown upon his face.
Now, Mrs. Otto Geiser, who tips the
scales at the wrong side of 170 pounds,
takes an entirely different view of the
domestic-labor question, and. as she
can outmatch her husband physically,
things happen there occasionally.
They did yesterday, and more things
happened In the First Precinct Police
Court today. Both Mr. Geiser and Mrs.
Geiser was before Judge Hahn, Ott.o
with hts face decorated and tattooed
with scratches and bites and Mrs. Otto
with her dignity ruffled somewhat, but
still in the ring. Mrs. Otto was the
complainant. The charge was assault
Judge Hahn’s eyebrows lifted In sur
prise after ho had read the papers in
the case and had looked husband and
"Why, Geiser," said lio, ‘it looks as
If you should be the complainant. What
Gelser opened his mouth to explain,
but his wife beat him to it.
“Why, judge, your honor,” she ex
claimed, “when I come home last night
from work I found things all mussed
up. The dishes hadn’t been washed nor
the beds made. Bven the cal hadn’t
"Well, judge, your honor, my hus
band began complaining and one word
led to another and finally he began
beating me. something unmerciful. I
am a quiet, amiable, respectable, hard
working woman, judge, your honor, and
when 1 get home nights 1 want lo have
my cup of tea In peace.”
Judge Halm turned to the prisoner.
‘‘It’s this way.” declared Gelser. "My
wife, that stands there, ain't content
to stay at. home, bui has to go out to
work. She is employed at Weingar
ten's corset factory In High street. T
work as, Janitor and I’m kept busy all
day long. Well, to make a. long story
short, judge, she wanted me to wipe
up and wash up and do all the chores
around the apartmenl Yesterday I
had no time and when she got. home
she raised an awful rumpus. I couldn’t
stand for that and we got miked up
somehow and here wo are. But I never
assaulted her. Judge, never!’"'
Judge Hahn told the two to go home
and make up and report to him next
Saturday as to how they are getting
along. He suggested that the best way
would be for the woman to quit the
factory and attend to her home duties.
WHO DRANK ACID
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Over-Devotion to Books Said to
Have Led Newark Maiden to
Sixteen-year-old Bertha Boehnke.
the High School pupil who attempted
suicide by drinking carbolic acid yes
terday in the South Mountain Reser
vation, South Orange, is recovering In
the Orange Memorial Hospital.
Miss Boehnke. who lived with her
parents at 60 Houston street. Is be
lieved to have been temporarily de
ranged through overstudy. At least
that Is the only reason har parents can
ascribe for her act.
"Bertha has been acting queerly for
several weeks past,” said her mother
today. "Only yesterday morning she
got out of bed at a quarter past 3
and took out her school books and be
gan to study in the dim light of a
kitchen lamp. A few days ago, while
going to school, she apparently forgot
herself, for she rode on the car for a
mile past her destination and it was
late before she Joined her class.
"I was always opposed to Bertha
going to High School. I wanted her to
learn dressmaking and cooking, but her
father was intent upon her getting a
better education, and I Anally agreed.”
The girl was discovered yesterday
Afternoon by Polloeman Brodesser. She
was stretched full length In a pathway.
At first he thought that she was asleep,
but, his efforts to wake her falling, he
realized that something was amiss and
called an ambulance. At the hospital
the physicians saw that Miss 'Boehnke
had taken acid In aq effort to end her
SOTHERN AGAIN TO
TOUR WITH MARLOWE.
NEW YORK, April 3.—Edward H.
Sothern and Miss Julia Marlowe, it is
announced here, have decided to resume
their partnership, which was broken at
the end of the season of 1907. These
two artists will appear together in
three, possibly four, Shakespearian
dramas, supported by players drawn
from their present separate companies.
FINDS HIS FATHER
DEAD IN CHAIR AS
Lawrence Dean Passes Away
Gently of Heart Disease in
Broad Street Home.
Sitting in a Morris chair, with his
head resting easily In a sleeping atti
tude, Lawrence Dean, 63 years old, of
1120 Broad street, was found dead last
evening by his son. A physician was
summoned, who said heart disease was
the cause of death.
Mr. Dean was a member of the Junior
Order of United American Mechanics,
and had been a resident of South
Broad street for the last ten years.
He is survived by a widow and several
children. He was a salesman.
Funeral services will be held from his
residence Tuesday at 10 a. m., the Rev.
J. M. Taber, of St. Luke’s M. E.
Church, officiating. The interment will
be at Glen Gardner, N. J., at the con
venience of the family.
HAVE BEEN STOLEN
FLINT, Mich., April 3.—Instead of
having been kidnapped when he disap
peared from his home here on February
27, 10-year-old Harold Moon fell through
the ice" of Thread pond and was
The long search for the boy, which
has been prosecuted In all parts of the
country, ended today when his body
was found floating oh the surface of the.
pond by Bert Robson, who had been
searching for it ‘.here for days. A pair
of skates fastened to the little feet
bore mute testimony to the manner of
the lad’s death, The small hands were
still covered with the mittens which the ;
boy wore when he went through the
Suspicion developed soon after the lit. I
tie boy’s disappearance that he had i
THE LOME ©P
I I" S i ,
A THRILLING STORY OF LOVE AND ROMANCE
- BY HAROLD MAC GRATH ===========
Don’t Miss Reading This Most Interesting Serial
BEG DNS MEXTj
Horror at Scenes in a
Moving Picture Show
' *- I
RECALL THE TIMES
SPENT IN SIBERIA
Helen Mandelstan Become?
Tired of Life After Viewing
REVOLUTIONIST IN RUSSIA
WHEN IN HER TEENS
Overcome by Terrible Reminis*
cences When in Company
with a Woman Friend.
Her hldeotift past In the milt mine**
of Siberia brought vividly buck to her i
10 a moving picture theatre, when *he ■
»«u n til in depleting coiitUHn being j
driven to their nopk, mo itnpre**ed i
11 «»l vii Hnndehtiin, an neeonipIlMhed
young uoinnn, formerly a Itunninti
revolution!*!, tlixit xlke *»l templed mil
elde today by drinking nitric arid. She .
nan hurried to the City Honpltal, hut j
It In feared that *Ue will die.
Mias Mandelstan had been In this
country only a? short time. She harl
been living in New York. On Thursday
she came to Newark to visit her broth- j
er, Dr. Max Mandelstan, who is an as
sistant in the dental offices of Dr Wil- |
liam Levine, of 500 H'gh street. Dr. j
Levina’s offices take up the flrrt. and
second floors of the High street ad
dress. He is married and lives with
I his wife on the third floor.
When Miss Mandelstan arrived she |
was given over to the care of Mrs. j
Levine, who showed her every at.ten- (
lion. Yesterday, while the two women
Were downtown shopping, they dropped
into a nickeldrome.
Scones Too KrallsUc.
Suddenly there was flashed upon the
screen a picture of convicts crawling
dejectedly to their work in the suit pits.
Their faces were vividly shown, and
one could almost febl the blows from
the heavy knouts which the Cossack
guards swung about them with brutish
Miss Mandelstan breathed so hard
that Mrs. Levine's attention was at
tracted to her.
“What Is the matter?” asked the |
"Those pictures are so real, so hor- ,
ribly real,” murmured the girl. “You
see at a very early age when T lived
| With my inolh'r in the Province of |
Kovno 1 became interested In social- !
ism and finally became involved in the J
revolutionary movement. I was be-1
truyed and arrested -and sent off to!
Siberia. Finally l was released, but
only after my mind had been shocked
and my spirit broken."
Seeing that Miss Mandelstan was -
deeply affected, Mrs. Levine suggested
that they leave the theatre, and they i
went out. Her spirits revived and Mrs,;
Levine forgot the incident.
At noon today when Airs. Levine, Miss j
Manderstan and her brother were about
to sit down to lunch the girl called her
brother and handed him a slip of paper. J
He opened it and read:
"I want to die.”
As he looked up he saw that his sis- j
ter was swaying and putting out his
hands he saved her from falling to the;
floor. Mrs. Levine called her husband, i
and then Dr. George A. Rogers and Dr. 1
Edward Steiner wero summoned. They i
found that she had taken acid. They j
made desperate efforts to save her life :
and had her removed to the hospital, j
When she reached that institution she
was fn a critical condition.
Yesterday Miss Mandelstan expressed
a wish to go to Kew York, but her
brother persuaded her to remain. Ha
remarked to Dr| Levina that he feared
his sister would make an attempt upon
her life. He did not give any reason
for his thought.
Miss Mandlestan is 22 years old. i
MAY QUIT PHILIPPINES POST.
WASHINGTON, April 3.—James F.
Smith, governor-general of the Philip
pines, leaves Manila April 30 to take
hia annual vacation in the United
States, and probably he will not return.
It is represented that for domestic rea
sons Governor Smith desires to return
to the United States to live, and that
his resignation will be based on that
SCARLET FEVER ON WARSHIP.
WASHINGTON, April 3.—There is a
threatened epidemic of scarlet fever
among the crew of the battleship Mis
souri, now at the Charlestown navy
yard. Eight cases are rejjprted.
4,002 DIE OF CHOLERA.
ST. PETERSBURG, April 3.—Since
the outbreak of the epidemic there have
been 10,283 cases and 4,002 deaths. Fifty
one cholera patients still remain in tile
city hospital. There Were no deaths
from the disease r eported today.
r. A. ADAMS, WHO IS FOREMAN
OF THE APRIL GRAND JURY
FAMILY WIPED OUT
BY GRIM REAPED
IN A FORTNIGHT
Side hy Side, the Ruglias,
Father, Mother and Babe,
to Lie in Grave.
FIRST THE LITTLE ONE GOES,
THEN MOTHER SUCCUMBS
Worn Out and Heart-Broken
Young Head of House Fol
lows Loved Ones.
Death has laid Its hand upon the
Ruglia family, father, mother and in
fant daughter, within the last two
weeks, and not one of the household
remains. The Ruglias lived at 38 Cut
ler street. They were very young and
very happy, witli no thought of illness
or of death. The husband, Rocco Itug
lia, was only 21 years old, and his wife,
Sylvia, 18. The child fvus born a little
before last Christmas. She was a deli
cate little girl, and many unxlous days
and nights were spent beside her bed.
Ruglia worked as a bootblack in a
downtown saloon. His hours were long
and his work hard, and, though he re
turned home every night, worn-out by
the hardships of the day, he never
missed relieving his bride in her anx
ious watch over their child. But gradu
ally the tiny spark of life dwindled
away, and on March J8 the infant died.
The shock was too great for the
mother. She grew listless and became
ill and Anally had to be removed to the
City Hospital. Only last Wednesday
she passed away, her husband by her
side, holding her hand and begging her
to live for him.
Ruglia had stayed away from his
work during the serious stages of his
wife's illness. Ho waited on her day
and night and spent his scanty sav
ings In getting medical attention. He
wearied by his vigil and became weak
and when she was removed to the hos
pital he was a total wreck. But he re
turned to his work that he might have
the money with which to buy her little
Italian dcdicacles that her heart longed
Yesterday afternoon, thoroughly worn
out, he was returning to work at 5
o’clock, when, near Seventh avenue and
Cutler street, he was stricken with a
hemorrhage and fell to the ground,
breathing heavily. Passers-by collect
ed and summoned the police A call
wus sent to the Second Precinct, and
the ambulance from that station took
him to the City Hospital.
In the unconscious form the doctors
readily recognized the wan young man,
who had day after day visited the in
stitution and spent hour aftor hour
with his dying wife. They did all in
their power for him, but death won.
He passed awa> a very few minutes
after he had boon put to bed.
At her death Mrs. Ruglia was buried
in the grave at the Cemetery of the
Holy Sepulchre, where her child had
been laid. On Sunday the husband
father will be placed there beside them.
The Ruglias were married two years
ago at St. Lucy's Roman Catholic
Church in SfieAIeld street.
IS HEAD OF APRIL
|T. A. AdamsTor&rianof Body to
Be Sworn in Next
■ TO DELIVER OATH
List Given Out by Sheriff Con
tains Names of Representa
With T. Albeus Adams, who Is In the
cold-storage business and lives in Mont
clair, as foreman, the first April grand
jury will be sworn into office before
Chief Justice Gumraoro in the Court of
Oyer and Terminer Tuesday morning.
This is the list as given out by Sheriff
William Harrlgan today;
Newark—Board of Works Commis
sioner Augustus F. Eggers, Isaac F.
Roe. hardware dealer; Alexander I.
Reilly, insurance: Elias Berla, plumber;
James Conway, contractor; William F.
Hoffman, dealer in oils; Francis P.
Dunn, organist; Dr. Emanuel D. New
man, physician; Joseph Goetz, retired;
William Von Katzler, editor; George R.
Swain, dealer in limestone; Edward D.
Balentine, compositor; Frederick W.
Losaw, electrician; James S. E. Freel,
dealer in surgical appliances; Adam A.
Brohin, builder; Ernest Hirrschoff, pri
vate secretary to former Judge Kueger;
August W. Schumacher, mason builder.
Orange—Sylvanus Shaw, hat manu
facturer; George W. Lethbridge, in
AVest Orange—Frank Fourall, hat
Verona—Irving F. Dix, insurance.
Essex Fells—James C. Sprlgg, real
Upper Montclair—Edward W. Town
As Mr. Lethbridge's name was the
last to he drawn he will bo excused,
unless something unforeseen happens,
so as to bring the number down to the
Tlie labor element in the list is rep
resented by Messrs. Balentine and
Losaw, of this city, and Mr. Townsend,
the author of ‘‘Chimmie Fadden,” who
ran for Congress on the Democratic
ticket at the last election.
SI00,000 FIRE IN PHILADELPHIA.
PHILADELPHIA, April 3 —A WOO.OOO
tiro early today practically destroyed
the large mill building at Front and
Laurel streets, this city, fifteen small
manufacturing concerns which occu
pied the place suffering losses. Several
firemen were injured.
OFFICIAL BUYS HIS OWN CAR.
ATLANTIC CITY, April ;L—Became lie
refuses to usr city property for private
pleasure City Street Supervisor Leeds has
purchased pn automobile instead of follow
ing the example of other department heads,
who have induced the city to purchase
machines for them.
Action Taken in Execu
tive Meeting of M. E.
FOUR ARE PLACED ON
Quartet of Others Are Advance#!
to the Superannuated ,
BISHOP NEELY WILL -
- - - - \
Will Officiate at the Ordinat^a
of Many Deacons and N
At today's meeting of the II ft*, see -
ond annual sesslou „f the Vfnark
Methodist Conference, which was held
behind closed doors »t the Centenary :
M. K. Church, four veteran ministers
, were plneed on the supernumerary lint
ngnlnst their wishes. This means that
these four are relieved of pastoratcnp :
Owing to advanced years. The mine .
The llev. J. B. Fanlken, of Chatham,
The Her. William H. Burley, of Stony
Feint. N. A".
j The Rev, William S. Coeyman, of AVeat
The Rev. Francis A. Mason, of Bath* j
The protests of the ministers was tkn
rnuae far a spirited debate, hut the four
finally lost their point. They will ■ he
paid from the conference claimants'
fund uud will fill In na supplies at
Four other ministers wore taken from
the supemuYnerary list and placed^.'
the superannuated list. This la custc
ary with those who have been on t^
supernumerary list for five years, auk
means that they will be given a full'
pension. The four are:
The llev. Thomas E. Gordon, of New
The Rev. Charles R. Barnes, of Ho
The Rev. George F. Dickinson, of
The Rev. Marcus L. Lambert, of
Questions of church discipline were
the main topics under discussion today,
but the conference a.lso took up tile
matter of caring for its si^perannuated
ministers and its supernumerary list.
A long discussion on ways and means
of raising extra money for ehurcv ’
maintenance took place. The report?
were barred, and the ministers v J^k
pledged to secrecy. ^|Bt,
An examination of the appdjfitlcut
papers nr ten candidates for elders’ or
] ders during Ihe session shoved that
there were technical errors in nine of
them. Therefore, these nine men will
have to wait another year before be
coming elders, and only one candidate
will receive the eldership distinction to
morrow at Bishop Neely’s hands. Thhv
proved a sore disappointment to tha
nine deacons. The fortunate man who
will be ordained Is the Rev. Edward C,
Disrlei, of Asbury Park.
The disappointed nine are: Tha Rev.
| William H. Evans, the Rev. Arthur H.
Li mouse, the Rev. Frederick G. W,
Ramouth, the Rev. Warren P. Coon, the
Rev. Thomas T. Crawford, tha Rev.
| Rush W. Lake, the Rev. Wlllla a Mac
| Rorie, the Rev. George Okeson and the
Rev. Alfred Yeaman.
Bishop Neely will deliver the confer
ence sermon at the morning service to
j morrow in the Centenary Methodist
Church. This, of course, will be the
sermon of the day and the services*
will be attended by all the visiting
clergymen who do not occupy pulpits
in other churches. In the evening the
Centenary pulpit will be occupied by
the Rev. Charles M. Boswell, assistant
corresponding secretary of the Board of
Home Missions and Church Extension
Society, who will speak on topics of
interest to the members of that so
[ ciety. The services will be opened at
9 o'clock in the morning by a confer
ence love feast, at which the Rev.
Joshua Mead, of 159 Plane street, thla
city, will officiate.
The most impressive service of the
day will he held at 2:30 tomorrow aft
ernoon. when Bishop Neely will offi
ciate at the ordination of deacons and
elders. The missionary sermon will o« J
preached by the Rev. Herbert F. Rati*9
dolph, of Montclair.
The candidates for deacons’ order*
are W. S. Elsert, Raphael Senitli, George
Washington Mason Falconer, /"'.arles j
fc>. Hunt, Henry Joseph Dovest, Wilbur ,
C. Noble, Jesse Lee Peck, L. G. Gordon J
and Jesse P. Landon.
The anniversary of the Methodist 3
Brotherhood will be observed in the ’
I Central Methodist Church at 7:45 to-'|
j morrow evening. Dr. James R. Joy, of i
Plainfield, assistant editor of New York >•
I Christian Advocate and a former presi
dent of the Laymen’s Association, will
preside. Bishop Neely wiU deliver an
address, and Dean James B. Brooks.^
of the College of Law, Syracuse Unt-M
versity, will also speak, hi* topic being ’
The Rev. Albert B. Richardson will
preach at the Belleville Avenue Con-;
gregatlonal Church tomorrow night.,
The Rev. Henry W. Simpson, of
beth, wlu occupy the pulpit in
Union Presbyterian Church tamorr*
nastier* aag Ask-Can*.
Mac tout A Doremua Co., <M-fM Bread
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